Funds advised by Apax Partners have today announced a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in MATCHESFASHION.COM, a leading digitally innovative global luxury-fashion brand.Read More
The UK is one of the best-funded tech ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley thanks, in part, to its diversity.
There are more women than ever founding their own tech startups in the UK, defying barriers like the huge gender gap in computer science, the fact that most European firms have all-male founding teams, and that most venture capitalists are men.
Business Insider have ranked the 29 coolest female founders in the UK, taking into account their careers and the success of their companies. Cherry Freeman, a founder of Lovecrafts, has taken the #1 spot!Read More
Highland Europe invited CROs from some of its SaaS B2B portfolio companies along for a day of discussion and inspiration in June. The companies represented were AMCS, Brandwatch, Jampp, Condeco, eGym, ContentSquare, Adjust, Nexthink and Newforma. Guests included David Quantrell, an experienced GM who has worked recently at Box and Clarify.Read More
Malwarebytes®, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, today announced the release of its new single endpoint agent cloud platform for business featuring Malwarebytes Incident Response, Malwarebytes Endpoint Protectionand a new cloud-based management console. Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, now delivered as a service by the platform, features a signature-less Anomaly Detection Engine powered by machine learning. Combining seven protection layers, this new Malwarebytes solution is a more effective and efficient replacement for antivirus.Read More
StarLeaf, the world’s leading cloud based platform for enterprise video conferencing and calling services, has raised $40 million in funding from Highland Europe, Grafton Capital and the founders, marking the first time the Cambridge-founded company has taken outside investment.Read More
Condeco Software and Lovecrafts have joined the Future Fifty, a programme that gives companies immediate access to a valuable peer network; expert-led classes and workshops designed to take their businesses to the next level; and a higher profile amongst the wider tech ecosystem. Existing Highland Europe portfolio companies in the Future Fifty include NewVoiceMedia and Brandwatch.Read More
Some more consolidation is afoot in the gaming industry. Take-Two Interactive, the games maker behind big titles like Grand Theft Auto, Civilization and BioShock that once rebuffed a $2 billion acquisition offer from EA, has made a definitive move into the world of mobile gaming: it has acquired Social Point, a publisher based out of Barcelona, for $250 million with additional earn-outs of up to $25.9 millionRead More
After selling business-to-consumer ecommerce firm Magento for $190 million, the company’s founders have moved on to business-to-business commerce with OroCommerce.Read More
Maropost Inc., a Canadian marketing technology startup, is nipping at the heels of Salesforce.com Inc. and Oracle Corp., going from zero to C$30 million ($23 million) in revenue in just three years.Read More
WeTransfer today announces that Gordon Willoughby is to become the company’s Chief Executive Officer in January. Gordon takes over from Founder and Chief Executive Bas Beerens, who steps back from day-to-day operations to become Executive Chairman.Read More
The first of half of 2016 is off to a roaring start for digital health investment and has reached $3.9 billion — that’s about $1B more than this time last year, according to a report from StartUp Health. Many of the investments in the first six months of the year reflected the development of digital health outside the U.S. in places like Israel, China and India, especially in telemedicineRead More
Segmentation for retargeting is often a very manual process that relies heavily on what someone’s done in the past.
App marketing platform Jampp wants to help advertisers craft predictive segments that anticipate what someone will likely do in the future.Jampp’s predictive segments technology, which exited beta on Thursday, uses machine learning to analyze around 800 million daily in-app events and behaviors signals.Read More
Fosway, Europe’s leading independent HR analyst, have rated Talentsoft a “Core Challenger” in their latest 9-Grid™ (www.fosway.com/9-grid) report on Integrated Talent Management systems. The Fosway 9-Grid™ allows organisations to compare solutions based on Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Future Trajectory.Read More
After raising $50 million earlier this year from Fidelity, security startup Malwarebytes said that it would use some of the funding for acquisitions, and today comes some related news. The company is acquiring a startup out of France called AdwCleaner, whose product specifically tackles and removes adware and has seen a total of 200 million downloads across Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 in 32 and 64-bit platforms.Read More
10 Best CRM recently presented a new awards category: Best Cloud CRM Software. For October 2016, the awards organization has named OroCRM as the winning contender in this category.Read More
ContentSquare, an experience optimization platform for online and mobile businesses, announces today the completion of $20 million in Series B funding. The capital investment by Highland Capital Partners will support ContentSquare’s global expansion and attract new talent to advance the company’s vision.Read More
Highland Europe won the award for the “Growth Fund of the Year” at the 2016 Investor Allstar Awards, held in London on the 29th of September 2016Read More
Photobox, Privalia, and myOptique have all exited recently for a combined value in excess of $1 billion (£770 million). The investments delivered meaningful profit to Highland Capital Partners – the funds from which the firm I co-founded, Highland Europe, was born. The combined revenue of the three companies at the time we invested was approximately $50 million, and all were burning cash. In 2016, together they will deliver close to $1 billion in revenue and significant profitability.Read More